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Registration Instructions
For Upper-Class Students

COURSE SCHEDULES - IMPORTANT NOTE

There may be differences between the course schedules on the Law School website and the scheduling information on your MyUW page. The Law School schedules are correct, and the UW information is being corrected to match. If you are told that there is a conflict, please contact Academic Services.

Pre-Registration Course Requests Review

Review your Course Requests. Make sure you have 18 or less credits in “Accept” status, unless you are planning to take more than 18 credits. In that case, you must have submitted a course load approval form.

Add Codes Posted to Course Requests Page

Add codes will be posted to your Course Requests page ahead of registration. Add codes will not be assigned for credits in excess of 18, unless you have course load approval. You will need to decline excess requests to receive add codes.

Registration on MyUW

You will use the SLNs and add codes communicated to you through the Course Requests to register for your classes on the University MyUW page. This is also where you will drop and add enrollments. The University Academic Calendar includes complete information about UW registration deadlines and fees.

Course Requests Review

ADD CODES EXPIRE

Students who have not registered by the expiration date posted for a course request will lose "Accept" status and the add code (if one is assigned) for any class with a wait list. You will be moved to the bottom of the wait list. Students will be moved up from wait lists for any classes with unused add codes or declined spots, and new requests will be addressed. Be sure to promptly use add codes, and to change your request status for any classes for which you no longer wish to register to “Decline”.

ADD CODE EXPIRATION/RETRACTION DATES FOR 2013-2014:

AUTUMN

Monday, June 24, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013

WINTER

Monday, December 2, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

SPRING

Monday, March 10, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

How to Change Course Requests

You may submit new requests for classes throughout the registration period, using your Course Requests page. When you submit a new request, it will show as “Pending.” You will be issued Accept status and an add code the next time Course Requests are reviewed, assuming (1) there is space in the class, and (2) that you do not exceed 18 credits (or if you do, that you have a “course load approval form” on file). Wait listed requests do not count against your total.

Wait Lists

Course Requests wait lists are viewable on a Course Wait Lists page. Your wait list status and rank is viewable on your Course Requests page. If you are wait listed for a course, check the Course Requests page to see if your wait list status has changed. Updates will be made on an ongoing basis. If you are still on the wait list on the first day of classes, plan to attend the class or clinic if you are still interested.

Permission Forms

Signed permission forms must be turned in to Academic Services, Room 361, before registering on your MyUW. Permission Forms are required for:

Externships

Students who are taking an externship must complete the required paperwork with the Director of Career Development, Esther Park. After all the paperwork is completed, Academic Services will register you for your externship credits. This process can take considerable time, so don’t wait to get started. If your externship is for 6 or more credits, you must also take General Externship Perspectives Seminar (B567) or Lawyers, the Legal System, and Professionalism (B587) concurrently.

S/NS Grading

On the MyUW registration screen, there is a place to select “S/NS” (Satisfactory/Non-Satisfactory) grading. THIS IS NOT AN OPTION FOR J.D. STUDENTS. For LL.M. students, this option is not generally used and must be approved by your program director.

Registration Limitations

The following limitations are for J.D. students only unless LL.M. students are specifically mentioned:

  1. 15 credits maximum may be earned in the aggregate for externships (LAW B530, B535, B538, B539, and B560), with no more than 20 credits for externships and non-law course work combined. Clinics do not fall under this credit limitation.
  2. J.D. students may earn 6 credits maximum in the aggregate for LAW 600 C, D, E, and F.
  3. LL.M. students may earn 12 credits maximum in LAW 600 A.
  4. 12 credits maximum may be earned in one academic year for seminars, LAW 600’s, and the LAW E500 (Advanced Writing Project) combined; no more than 8 of these credits may be supervised by any one faculty member, and no more than 6 may be earned in any one quarter. The academic year begins with Summer and ends with Spring.

Examinations

DO NOT MAKE TRAVEL PLANS during the exam period until you know the days/times of all of your exams. Variations from the exam schedule are very limited and will be permitted only for conflicting exam times or approved special circumstances. These circumstances would include severe physical or mental illness, or very unusual or demanding circumstances that make it unreasonably difficult or burdensome to meet the scheduled time. Rescheduling exam is not done generally for activities such as travel, field research, interviews (personal or school related) and other personal events such as weddings, reunions, etc.
DO NOT CONTACT A FACULTY MEMBER REGARDING EXAM RESCHEDULING.

Health Insurance

Health insurance is issued quarterly or annually. You may add, cancel, or change your insurance selection through MyUW. If you will be gone for a quarter during the year, you can purchase the “annual” insurance in a prior quarter and have continuing coverage. See the insurance brochure for more information.

Change of Address/Name

Make any and all address changes through your MyUW page. If you have a name change, you will need to fill out paperwork with the main campus Registrar. Please also inform Academic Services of any name change so that we can update our database and your student mailroom folder.

Withdrawing

If you decide not to attend school after registering, you must withdraw from all courses via your MyUW and see Associate Dean Mary Hotchkiss. You may be liable for partial or full tuition if you do not withdraw by the appropriate withdrawal deadlines.

Academic Policies and Procedures

Law school academic policies and procedures are posted on the Academic Policies & Procedures page.

Last updated 8/26/2013